I will try to grow NingXia Goji Berry, this one the berries are sweet
= Lycium barbarum (simplified Chinese: 宁夏枸杞; traditional Chinese: 寧夏枸杞
This one has v tasty leaves, but the berries are bitter not to be used.
= Lycium chinense (Chinese: 枸杞)
A friend purchased a goji berry plant from a plant shop in France. It looked like dead twigs after 3 years, nothing happened, not much leaves, almost inactive.
So, since I am a Chinese person, she asked me.
I took a few cuttings from the plant, large, smaller, thin. Several and put them in a glass of water.
My mother has goji berry plant growing wild in her garden in Canada. She prepared twigs for me, and they take roots v quickly.
So I just did the same.
Here is what these twigs look like after 2 weeks.
Flowered a few hours later...
flowered another two days later, on 19th Aug.2015
The high grade, medicinal use dried grain goji berries are very sweet, tastes good.
So I started soaking some in a little cup. Then removed all the pulps and put the seeds on a cotton wad, then no sunlight. See what happens.
So there are two experiemnts:
1// cutting from a 2, 3 yr old plant purchased in France. Dont know what type it is.
2// Ningxia goji berries from seeds. Seeds were purchased in China from a food shop. Medicinal grade.
Day 1. 19aug2015
The twigs are from a plant purchased in France, been in the pot for 2, 3 years, without any flowers, this is the first time it flowered.
Both the original plant had flowers and cuttings here, also flowered.
goji berry flowers, small pink/purple flowers
goji berry 30Aug2015
cutting from Creuse; seeds in flower cup planter